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#1 Luthien

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:18 AM

Hi everyone!
I used to use PDVF membranes without stripping to reprove other antibodies with different weight and it worked, but in the last time, when I incubate the membrane (without re-blocking with milk 20%) unspecific bands appears in the revealed. What can i do? I want to see p16 protein in my membrane.

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I use a sds-page gel, PDVF membrane transfered in semy-dry with transfer buffer with 20% MeOH, without SDS. I block the membrane with milk 20% (in TBS-T 0.4%) and incubate overnight, then I wash 3 times with TBS-T 0.4X, incubate 1 hour with the secondary antibody (1:5000 wash 3 times again with TBS-T and then developing with ECL (Thermo)

Could someone help me?
Thanks a lot!

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:59 AM

try to use the antibody for a freshly made Western blot to see if it makes really several unspecific bands; to increase specifity, you may decrease concentration of the primary antibody or developing time...

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:00 AM

try to use the antibody for a freshly made Western blot to see if it makes really several unspecific bands; to increase specifity, you may decrease concentration of the primary antibody or developing time...


The western blot was made last Monday and concentration of the primary antibody was 1:200. Before with my labgroup made a WB with p16 antibody and worked fine. But my question is if I should re-block the membrane , certainly I take your advise and decrease concentration of the 1° antibody to rule out.
Thanks! you're very kind.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:27 AM

Hola. you have your membrane blocked, so it is´nt necessary re block. your second primary ab recognizes other epitopes in other proteins that will react also if you use this second primary ab in the first WB, because it seems less specific. I think that your first ab is monoclonal and the second policlonal,aren´t they? Good luck

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:02 AM

Hola. you have your membrane blocked, so it is´nt necessary re block. your second primary ab recognizes other epitopes in other proteins that will react also if you use this second primary ab in the first WB, because it seems less specific. I think that your first ab is monoclonal and the second policlonal,aren´t they? Good luck


Hi! Both ab are monoclonal (in first and second incubation), may be the concentration of antibody was too high, I would try with other type of antibody (rabbit origin) and later I tell you.
Thanks! you are very kind!
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Edited by Luthien, 13 January 2011 - 01:09 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:44 PM

Hi! Both ab are monoclonal (in first and second incubation), may be the concentration of antibody was too high, I would try with other type of antibody (rabbit origin) and later I tell you.
Thanks! you are very kind!
Sorry, you speak Spanish?
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